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Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 1
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Part 1 of a five-part excerpt from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook" offers an introduction to selecting op amps for use with data converters.
Ethernet and Multimedia Applications - The History and the Future - Part 2
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
How the three components of audio/video bridging (AVB) work in unison to enable high-bandwidth multimedia applications with guaranteed delay and jitter.
Viewpoint: Embrace platform-based design
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
A fickle market and unpredictable consumer tastes make platform-based design a time- and money-saver for manufacturers.
Powerline chip maker sets terms for IPO
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Powerline chip specialist Intellon Corp (Ocala, FL) is set to push ahead with an IPO that could value the company at nearly $330 million.
Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon
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11/28/2007   1 comment
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Interface chip adapts to multiple sensor systems
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Semtech's SX8724 is a small sensor interface device that uses signal amplification circuitry to directly connect pressure, temperature and magnetic sensors with a general-purpose microcontroller.
Enhanced transceiver boosts data throughput in remote sensor networks
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
The XE900SL10-N transceiver from Xecom has been updated with features to serve process control and remote monitoring systems.
Double-digit growth seen for in-car data bus systems
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
market for automotive networking nodes will grow at a pace of 14 percent annually to almost $1 billion, predicts market researcher Strategy Analytics. However, not all protocols will have a chance to get under the hood of future cars.
Ethernet and Multimedia Applications - The History and the Future - Part 1
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
Ethernet audio video bridging (AVB) is a new IEEE 802 specification, under development, that provides bandwidth and latency guarantees for interactive multimedia applications.
'Flemish and stubborn,' Xilinx's Roelandts upbeat on future
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
In August, Wim Roelandts of Xilinx Inc. announced plans to retire as CEO, though he will remain chairman. We sat down with Roelandts to discuss where the chip industry is headed.
IIT team proposes joint approach for testing large SoC designs
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology have come up with a new approach for test engineers to balance the need handling test data compression and power consumption parameters in large SoC designs.
Video LVDS SerDes IP core supports 1080p resolutions at 120-Hz
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
Microtronix has launched the video LVDS SerDes transmitter/receiver IP core targeted at high resolution 1080p 100/120 LCD panel display systems.
HD interface IP cores target digital A/V applications
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
HD-PXL-1.3 transmitter and receiver IP cores extend TranSwitch's existing offerings in high-performance video interconnect applications.
Analog companion IC melds power, audio functions for wireless handhelds
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11/8/2007   Post a comment
The AT73C206 high-end analog companion IC from Atmel integrates a high-quality audio interface and all the necessary power management functions for handheld wireless communication/multimedia devices.
TI embraces digital mics
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11/8/2007   Post a comment
Digital microphone pioneer Akustica Inc. said it has gained a design win in Texas Instruments' latest stereo audio codec chips.
Using Serial RapidIO for FPGA co-processing
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11/8/2007   Post a comment
This article explains the basics of Serial RapidIO, how it compares to other interconnects, and how it enables DSP co-processing in FPGAs. It also looks at the features of Xilinx's Serial RapidIO solution.
Serial RapidIO switches for the embedded market
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
IDT introduces a family of high-performance, low-power Serial RapidIO switches for embedded applications using FPGAs, DSPs, or processors.
Small-footprint digital pre-distortion ICs linearize power amplifiers
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
Optichron has started to sample the OP4400-15IBBG and OP4400-20IBBG, compact extensions of the OP4400 family of digital pre-distortion (DPD) ICs.
High-current AC connector suits pro audio apps
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Neutrik has announced a 32-A PowerCon AC connector for high-power distribution systems and equipment - including pro audio applications - where high current capability in a small form factor is required.
Slave controller IP core cuts SD, MMC design project time
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
With Eureka's SD/SDIO/MMC slave controller core, designers no longer have to spend time on handling the SD or MMC bus protocol since the functions are provided by the core, which is ready to be integrated into an FPGA or ASIC.
Fulcrum upgrades 10G switch family
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Fulcrum Microsystems is rounding out its family of 10 Gbit/second data Ethernet switches for the data center with new devices that add on routing capabilities, and has announced a design win with a new startup emerging from stealth mode.
Controller monitors up to 64 keys without external components
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11/4/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX7359 2-wire interfaced, low-EMI key-switch controller that detects multiple key press and release events on up to 64 keys.
Preamplifier cuts power consumption by 25 percent for laptop HDDs
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11/3/2007   Post a comment
Designed for 2.5-inch hard disk drives in laptops, LSI Corp. has developed the PA2500 low-power preamplifier IC that employs design techniques and process technology to yield a 25 percent power consumption reduction over the previous generation.
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).


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